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Banana Berry Preworkout Smoothie With Cordyceps

Power up your workout with cordyceps, a type of dried mushroom that reduces inflammation.

banana berry smoothie

Makes two servings | Prep time 30 minutes, plus 3 to 5 hours to freeze the ice cubes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 gram dried cordyceps
  • 2 medium bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Directions

  1. Add coconut milk and cordyceps to a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for two to three minutes, then remove from heat and allow the cordyceps to steep for an additional 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the coconut milk and pour it into an ice-cube tray. Freeze completely.
  3. Add the banana, berries, water, and frozen coconut-milk cubes to a blender and blend until smooth.

Matcha and Goji Berry Energy Bites

These bites are perfect for a midday boost since matcha and goji berries help with focus and energy.

Matcha and Goji Berry Energy Bites

Makes 24 balls | Prep time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almond butter or cashew butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 2 tbs. chia seeds
  • 2 tbs. matcha powder

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Roll the mixture into 24 balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each). Roll each ball in additional shredded coconut until coated and transfer to a plate or baking sheet.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before enjoying. Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the fridge.

Evening Ashwagandha Latte

This recipe is inspired by Ayurvedic golden milk. It includes calming ashwagandha and anti-inflammatory turmeric, making it a great nightcap.

Evening Ashwagandha Latte

Makes one serving | Prep time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bag chamomile tea
  • 1/2 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbs. honey, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ashwagandha
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric

Directions

  1. Bring water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and pour into a large mug. Add the chamomile tea bag and steep, covered, for four to six minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bag and stir in coconut milk, honey, ashwagandha, and turmeric.

Notes: Froth the coconut milk before adding it to the tea, if desired. Turmeric and ashwagandha may settle over time.

Reishi and Maca Overnight Oats

This oatmeal recipe includes reishi and maca to help support your immune system.

Reishi and Maca Overnight Oats

Makes one serving | Prep time 10 minutes, plus overnight

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbs. maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tbs. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. reishi mushroom powder
  • 1 tsp. maca powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1/2 large banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbs. cacao nibs

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, oats, maple syrup, cocoa powder, reishi mushroom powder, maca powder, and, if desired, protein powder. Mix until well combined and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Just before serving, top with banana, walnuts, and cacao nibs.
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Maddie Augustin

Maddie Augustin is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer.

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